When I first went off to college so many years ago (okay 2003, and it does seem that long ago), just about everything I bought to head off came from Target. The Target had just opened up on Rt. 60 in Barboursville, so I was rather excited about it. Most of my clothes, all of dorm stuff (which I actually still have…), all came from the giant red bull’s eye in the sky.
I’m still a fan of Target, and I feel it’s one of the places where you can get the most bang for your buck. They usually have a designer collaboration going on, such as this summer’s Calypso St. Barth which I was in love with, and Missioni coming up here in September. Trust me, there will be more on that later.
But before I get even further off track, here are the sets for Target:
When I first saw this skirt, all I could think of was how perfect it would be for fall. I added cute red flats (which would go great with the J. Crew shirt from yesterday), a simple brown bag, and a red scarf. Even though the scarf, shoes, and skirt aren’t all the same shade of red, they’re in the same family, which will allow you to get away with wearing them all together. I added a simple teal tee to keep everything too matchy-matchy. It’s a bit unexpected, and teal is hot for this fall. Had I paired this skirt with a neutral shirt, I probably would have taken away the scarf as it would have been too much red. But adding this shirt in a complementary color, you can go further with accessories. A purple shirt would also work, as would yellow or a bright colbalt blue.
Also hot this fall? Colorblocking. I chose this great colorblocked dress as it’s not only on trend, but is also a basic classic dress. I love the pink and dark green for the fall. A simple woven wedge and tortishell jewelry just make this so simple and wearable for a lot of people. Like the skirt from yesterday, this will also be great with tights and a flat boot.